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Famous Utah Recipes 

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Famous Utah Recipes include Navajo tacos, fry sauce, funeral potatoes, green jello, peach pie, potato tots, and pastrami burgers. These popular recipes will remind you of the best part of being in Utah. 

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Utah is known as the beehive state and is home to The Great Salt Lake which is the largest lake west of the Mississippi River. The capital is Salt Lake City which is surrounded by mountains and is close to ski slopes in Park City. Don’t forget to enjoy the sandy dunes of Moab in the summer as well. 

These ten food categories include three recipes from notable professional chefs and home chefs, with the recipe testing and dish development done for you. All you need to do is enjoy the wonderful combinations that make these dishes uniquely Utah.

Navajo Tacos 

Fry bread is topped with seasoned ground beef, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and cheddar. These are perfect for lunch or dinner.

Funeral Potatoes 

These potatoes are served at large gatherings and funerals. They are made with onions, cheese, shredded potatoes, sour cream, and crunchy crushed corn flakes topping.  

Fry Sauce 

This sauce is popular all over the States but originated in Utah. It’s a blend of mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, pickle brine, and paprika. You can dip french fries, chicken tenders, and other fried foods in this sauce. 

Tater Tots 

Homemade tater tots are packed with shredded potatoes, herbs, and spices. They are served in casseroles, dipped in fry sauce, gravy, or made into a “nacho” salad. 

Peach Pie 

 Fresh peaches are grown in Utah and are delicious when mixed with cinnamon and sugar, poured into pie crust, and topped with more pie dough. Peach pie is baked until the top is golden brown and crispy.  

Pastrami Burger 

Cheeseburgers topped with pastrami and thousand island dressing is a famous Utah recipe that is served at restaurants all over the state. 

Fry Bread with butter 

This bread dough is fried in oil and puffs up into savory discs like tortillas. People in Utah like to top it with whipped butter, cinnamon sugar, or icing. 

Green Jello 

Green Jello salad made with pineapples, shredded carrots, raisins, or lime juice is popularly eaten at large gatherings or special occasions. 

Frog Eye Salad

This fruit and pasta salad is made with tiny pasta that resembles “frog eyes,” mandarin oranges, pineapple chunks, maraschino cherries, and mixed with cool whip. It’s served at parties or for dessert after dinner. 

Shepherd’s Pie 

This meat pie is traditionally made with ground lamb but can be made with ground beef if you’d like. It includes carrots, onions, peas, Worcestershire sauce, is covered with mashed potatoes, and baked. 

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